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department. commissioners to my command staff, officers there in support of this coalition of religious groups and school groups and it was kind of a hopeful turn in terms of some of the other organizations since the unfortunate incident that happened about a month ago. in terms of the organization coming together and a couple of the young speakers there. i believe they were -- indicated that the police is our ally. working with us. everybody being committed with a plan to go forward. as the chief indicated with billions -- buy ins to help the committee reduce the violence in
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the community and make the debut of a safer place to live. i found it very encouraging. in terms of what the community put together. i think the department's presence and support of it was important. >> thank you. commissioners germ terman: overe last month or so, i experienced serious health issues and i would like to thank the members of this commission, especially president mazzucco. for your daily tech fans -- check ins and care and concern. i learned it is true that if you do not have your health, you do not have anything. is your care and concern that
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has made me want to redouble my efforts to make sure i do a good job here. thank you for your -- i am 110% now. >>commissioner chan: i wanted to announce and will do it prematurely. i want this to happen. this b.i.t. applications will hopefully be out next week. -- dacey i.t -- the cit applications will be out next week. the city could use your service. especially with dealing with mental health crisis -- crises. and to help the stakeholders who put together the training that will be launched in the next couple of months. i think it will be at to week or
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so turnaround to apply for the position. i do want to get the word out there. >> thank you. line-item 3d. announcements and scheduling . is there anything we need to discuss tonight? >> the chief gave such an impressive report i am most reluctant to bring this up. at one point when we were talking, you indicated the academy and it looks like we will get an academy this year and you have indicated at an earlier meeting that there would be testing for qualified applicants. i wanted to put out there that as soon as you have had the
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thoughts and everything together in terms of what you are looking for in canada its, it would be of interest as it would be two other commissioners to see what those " the taste -- qualification criteria would consist of and not only let us know but also an opportunity for the public to be -- hear it at the commission meeting. if you could let us know what day that would be. and reasonable to do it. keeping in mind the actual date of the testing. >> is that something fellow commissioners think is something that -- if we want to spend commission time? >> i will talk with hr.
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commissioner chan: i wanted to let the other commissioners know that we did a calendar for september 14. an action item/discussion to improve our services to officers. that we will work on with the annett to look at what are some of the best practices out there and also wet they would like to see to improve the unit and come back to this group to figure out what we need to do to take action that evening. i also wanted to put on our screen language access. we did -- language access remained in the top tier. i want to calendar this for october. for us to come back and get an update from the folks in the department who language -- handle language access to see
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where we were with the general order -- order that was passed in 2007. also with the equal access report that we've received a copy of a few weeks ago, the department along with many other departments work audited to see where they were and we were good in some places and other places we were not. the presentation should include not only where we were with implementing parts of the dgo, how often these services are used but also where we are with meeting their requirements in the equal access ordinance which is a requirement in all report -- departments. i am wondering what day would be good. >> i am available all month. commissioner chan: october 5? >> do we agree, october 5? >> commissioner chan: language
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access. also wanted to ask for -- to do a deeper presentation about the status of any pending general orders and policy proposals. we received that packet but we need time to ask questions and for us to highlight what our priorities are in terms of d go's. twe need to give the department time to put that together? i wondered if we want to schedule that for october or september. >> we do not have much scheduled for october. we have a few items for september. it might be a good thing to do the week after the lep presentation or a week after. maybe the 12th? commissioner chan: thank you.
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president mazzucco: commissioner dejesus. commissioner dejesus: i assume we're going to look into this and you will report back. supervisors may be looking at legislation and we need to be in the forefront in terms of leadership. i wonder if you are reporting back next week or the following week on the resolutions that were in portland and how do we go forward? >> we contacted poor land in an effort to find out the status of the resolution and we are told according -- we were told the resolution was in force and they had a less formal agreement.
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copies were provided of the resolution. in an effort to find out how why was misinformed or if i was misinformed, or what the confusion is, capt. murphy was the one who spoke to portland and i will ask him to be here next wednesday so we can clear it up. >> city hall will not be available. >> maybe we can take him. or have him here the following week. >> this is something we will explore and have on calendar and have some leadership. >> i met with former presidents sparks and we talked about the bureau order and took recommendations from the human rights commission and we are redrafting that order. even mr. crew was satisfied. it appeared to close the gap, although the concern was it is not permanent. a new chief could undo what the
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order says. we are working on making its current to all the recommendations from commissioner sparks' group. making sure it is the policy and procedures of the san francisco police department and the statutes and ordinances of the city that are trumped and any other rules that may be in play. >> i look forward to hearing the report. commissioner terman: i want to say that as of last week, although i appreciate us discussing our priorities and scheduling, language access was one of the things that i wanted to make a priority. i would like us to remember that we did go last week that commissioner kingsley and myself, we would sketch out a plan to schedule those things.
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so we arinder -- we can get buy in and remember that all issues are covered. i do not have an issue of was pulling out individually but if we are doing this in an organized fashion, we have to do it in an organized fashion. president mazzucco: we have announcements. >> we will be going dark next week and the following week, we will be meeting at to roosevelt middle school in the richmond district and that is at 6:00 p.m. the next meeting will be here at city hall september 7. >> can you repeat that? >> we will be receiving e-mail communications from you. it is posted online. president mazzucco: is there any public comment?
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>> good evening once again. i have one brief comment, more like a question. recently, we had an addition to this commission, mr. turman. brought in by the board of supervisors based on his background and talent. is there some sort of secret list on how many a policeman there are and which ones and which ranks and if you have some sort of privileged information to that degree, could you share with the public at large? i am aware of four days supervisors -- four gay
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supervisors and i did not know there was a secret list about gay policeman. if you have one, i suggest you share it with the public at large. i think there is no criteria in the city that i know of that determines that you should be a sergeant or lieutenant commander based on your sexual background. it should be based on your ability. based on your ability as a policeman. not your sexual orientation. i know of no city in the united states that has the law like that on its books today that we now have to keep a list of police officers and firemen as to what their sexual orientation is and see if they're moving up the ladder to fire chief for chief of police. based on their sexual background.
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i leave this to the commission. if mr. terman has a list of such, where does he get it and why is it not public information? that is all i have, i think you for time. >> we do not respond or nearly. this is the most diverse police department in the country. i saw that in my career as a federal prosecutor. one thing people seem to forget is when you are a member of the san francisco police department, it is irrelevant as to who you are, your race, sexual orientation, religion, when an officer calls for back up, no one asks, they respond. when citizens call, the response. this police department is a family. one of the highest ranking members of the pride lands is wearing my father's badget and i
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talked to him frequently, as frequently as last week. there is no secret list. they are members of the family. a family that is sworn to protect and serve the city and someone's sexual orientation is irrelevant. this is an incredible department and i am proud. commissioner terman: i made myself clear that diversity helps us connect to our communities in ways that are beneficial to the greater community at large. so, i do not know of any secret list. as for reference brought in by supervisors and there being four supervisors, i do not know what that is a reference to. i was elected by 11 of 11 supervisors to sit where i am today. thank you. >> i stand before this
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commission. it represents the community. i have nothing further to say. anything further? thanks for the public comment. public comment is closed. >> item 4. public comment on -- and a vote whether . >> whether to hold >> we are back in open session. >> item number7 is a vote to
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elect whether to disclose any or all discussion on item 6. "i move not to disclose. >> second. >> without objection. >> is there any public comment? >> item number8 is adjournment. >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you.
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>> welcome to culture wire. we will look at the latest and greatest public art project. recently, the airport unveiled the new state of the art terminal. let's take a look. the new terminal service and american airlines and virgin america was designed by a world- renowned architecture's firm. originally built in 1954, the
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building underwent massive renovation to become the first registered terminal and one of the must modern and sustainable terminals and the united states. the public art program continues its 30-year legacy of integrating art into the airport environment with the addition of five new commissions that are as bold and dynamic as the new building. >> this project was completed in record time, and we were able to integrate the artist's early enough in the process that they could work with the architect said that the work that is completed is the work that really helps complement and instill the space as opposed to being tucked away in a corner. >> be experience begins with the glass facades that was designed with over 120 laminated glass panels.
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it captures the experience of being under or over clouds when flying in a plane. depending on the distance or point of view, it can appear clear for more abstract and atmospheric. the subtle colors change gradually depending on the light and the time of day. >> i wanted to create an art work that looks over time as well as working on in the first glance. the first time you come here, you may not see a. but you may be able to see one side over the other. it features a couple of suspended sculptures. each was created out of a series of flat plains run parallel to each other and constructed of steel tubing. >> it is made up of these strata.
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as the light starts to shift, there is a real sense that there is a dynamism. >> it gives the illusion that this cultures might be fragments of a larger, mysterious mass. >> the environmental artwork livens it with color, light, and the movement. three large woven soldiers are suspended. these are activated by custom air flow program. >> i channeled air flow into each of these forms that makes it move ever so slightly. and it is beating like a heart. if-0 when as of the forces of nature moving around us every second. >> shadow patterns reflect the
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shapes of the hanging sculptures. the new terminal also features a children's play areas. both of the market the exploratory n.y. -- exploratorium. the offer travelers of all ages a playful oasis. using high quality plywood, they created henches shaped like a bird wings that double as musical instruments. serving as a backdrop is a mural featuring images of local birds and san francisco's famous skyline. >> in the line between that is so natural, you can see birds and be in complete wilderness.
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i really like that about this. you could maybe get a little snapshot of what they are expecting. >> it is an interactive, keck sculpture that is interacted with by the visitor. >> they are a lot about and they fall down the belt. it moves the belt up, and if you turn that faster, the butterflies fall in the move of words. >> the art reflect the commission's commitment to acquiring the best work from the bay area and beyond. in addition to the five new commissions, 20 artworks that were already in the airport collection were reinstalled. some of which were historically cited in the terminal. it includes major sculptures by
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the international artists. as a collection, these art works tell the story of the vibrant arts scene in the early 1960's through the mid-1980s's. the illustrate san francisco's cultural center and a place of innovation that is recognized and the love throughout the world. one of the highlights is a series of three left tapestries. they are on view after being in storage for 20 years. these tapestries representing various gardens. from his years of living in san francisco. hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, and whilst dahlias in rich, deep shades as they make their way to the baggage area. they can access behind-the- scenes information and
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interviews with the artist through an audio to work. it features archival audio as well as interviews with living artists. he can be accessed on site by dialing the telephone numbers located near the artwork or by visiting the commission's web site. the public art speaks volumes of san francisco as a world-class city with world-class art and culture. for more information, visit
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>> the next time you take a muni bus or train, there could be new technology that could make it easier to get to your destination. many are taking a position of next bus technology now in use around the city. updated at regular intervals from the comfort of their home or workplace. next bus uses satellite technology and advanced computer modeling to track buses and trains, estimating are bought stocks with a high degree of accuracy. the bus and train our arrival information can be accessed from your computer and even on your cellular phone or personal digital assistant. knowing their arrival time of the bus allows riders the choice of waiting for it or perhaps doing some shopping locally or getting a cup of coffee. it also gives a greater sense that they can count on you to get to their destination on
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time. the next bus our arrival information is also transmitted to bus shelters around the city equipped with the next bus sign. riders are updated strictly about arrival times. to make this information available, muni has tested push to talk buttons at trial shelters. rider when pushes the button, the text is displayed -- when a rider pushes the button. >> the success of these tests led to the expansion of the program to all stations on the light rail and is part of the new shelter contract, push to talk will be installed. check out the new technology making your right easier every day

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